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Tattoo Removal

Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter is your premiere alternative to
effective laser tattoo removal.
Cosmetic Laser Treatments

Tattoo Removal

Your tattoos don’t need to be permanent. At Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter, we offer the most advanced laser tattoo removal techniques aimed at gently but effectively removing pigments from within the skin, helping men and women from throughout the Los Angeles, CA, areas restore skin to its original, healthy appearance.

In 2013, Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter began offering PicoSure®, the revolutionary picosecond laser.* Our office is unique because we have different types of lasers to meet the needs of any tattoo patient.* If you are looking for tattoo removal, be sure to ask what laser is used to ensure you get the best results possible.*

How Tattoo Removal Works

As soon as you get a tattoo, your body will start trying to remove it. Ink is a foreign substance, and your immune system reacts the same way that it would to a cold or any other kind of infection. You know this is happening because even though a tattoo will start out perfect and pristine, it won’t take long before it starts getting faded and hazy looking. This is your body trying to remove the tattoo ink.
What laser removal does is simply make the process that is already happening work better, faster and far easier. The lasers will shatter the ink into small particles so that your body is able to effectively clear it from your system.

PicoSure Laser

Until the launch of PicoSure, Q-Switched lasers had been considered the gold standard for removing tattoos. Q-switched laser treatments use thermal energy to heat up and break apart the ink particles. Now with PicoSure, ultra-short pulses (one trillionth of a second in length) hit the ink particle with a pressure so great, the ink shatters into tiny dust-like particles.* Because the particles are so small, they are more readily absorbed and eliminated by the body. This can mean better clearance of the tattoo and less treatments overall.*
Every tattoo is unique and contains different colors and different volumes of ink. It’s important to speak with one of our specialists to find out how many treatments you may need, and what to expect.
How is the PicoSure laser different than the more common Q-switched laser?

  • Much faster laser pulse*
  • Much more thorough ink particle destruction*
  • 2-3x faster removal of most tattoo inks*
  • Much more effective for blue and green inks*
  • Will usually clear even resistant tattoos that have stopped fading in response to other lasers*


ND:Yag (Medlite)

Although PicoSure is thes best option for most tattoo removals, Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter also offers conventional (YAG) laser tattoo removal.* YAG laser tattoo removal may be utilized over PicoSure removal for several reasons:

  • Red ink – better removed with YAG*
  • Darkly pigmented skin – more lightening is expected with PicoSure than with YAG for black tattoos*
  • Expense – PicoSure is priced higher than Medlite*

Contact Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter for a laser tattoo removal consultation and find out which treatment is best for you.

Healthy Suggestions

Prior to treatment, patients are encouraged to place numbing cream at home with the purchase of anesthetic cream (which can be obtained during the consultation or the first treatment).* Patients who prefer or need to have anesthetic cream placed in the office should arrive 1 hour prior to treatment to allow for adequate numbing time.* There is a $25 charge for anesthetic cream application at the office. Please call us with any questions.
At Advanced Skincare Surgery & MedCenter, we also encourage our patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle to improve and speed up the tattoo removal process. This saves you time and money, and makes our job 100% easier.*

  • Get regular exercise
  • Eat healthy food
  • Stay hydrated; drink water regularly
  • Be moderate with alcohol
  • Refrain from tobacco use. This is a very important factor. Smoking slows down the removal of ink by 40%.
  • Refrain from coffee and other forms of caffeine.

By taking care of yourself and your skin, you will be able to make the removal process go much more quickly and easily for yourself.*
*Results may vary; no guarantees.